Mar 18, 2018 - 7:15 AM
in reply to Surupe
Hi Suzanne, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
>> Bernese Oberland ... in June ... I downloaded the BLS Boat schedule but cannot figure out how to read it!
If you can't understand the BLS boat timetable, do a search in the Swiss Timetable for each sector you plan to do. Use the timetable you have already downloaded to find out the official names of the boat docks, and use those in your timetable search.
>> Is this even possible to do?
It might be, but you would be pushing it, as boat departures are not that frequent.
Consider getting the train to Thun and starting from there, as the first boat leaves Thun at 8:40, whereas the first boat doesn't leave Interlaken West until 11:10.
Take note of the opening hours of the St Beatus Caves and Oberhofen Castle. I would leave Thun until last if you are just going to stroll around it.
Time between boats is either one hour or two hours, so if you are not getting the results you hoped for from the timetable, you will need to shorten or lengthen your stay at the various stop-off points. Otherwise, you will need to supplement the boat sectors with buses and/or trains.